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antonio, texas, as well as the first lady, michelle obama. >> this is a loud, loud arena. so hopefully, you can hear us better. >> i can name that tune in four notes. bill hemmer and markety mccould youan are on the floor. >> reporter: good evening. this arena is electric. the acoustics are outstanding. >> the biggest applause line so far, followed a video tribute for the late senator kennedy from massachusetts. after that, a number of references -- [inaudible], a direct reference to the 18 electoral votes in ohio. the obama team believes that 1 in 18 voters in ohio are connect to the automobile industry. i asked about the michelleobama speech and i was told it was outstanding. ann romney was speaking this night last week in tampa. expect the same tonight from the first lady. >> thank you very much. behind me, governor o'malley is speaking. let's check in. >> we will check in with market a. what do you see on the floor there? >> reporter: lots of enthusiasm. everybody excited for michelle obama's speech down here. the campaign says that her primary task will be to speak as her husband'
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gender gap moving. this is -- last night with michelle obama and tonight's speakers have been clearly trying to continue to push romney and tonight particularly with sandra fluke, to push romney to push him to the extremes on cant rasept whereon and social issues that affect women. right now, that's working for obama. you know, people like to take about, well, there is a gap with men, that romney leads on. but i think the obama people figured out, they can keep the gap with women and hispanics and to keep forcing that out. don't let romney close it, which they may have been worried about, with the ann romney speech. i think some of this is a reaction to that. >> you point out, the man we saw on stage, jim sin gel, speaking about business and the way forward. brit, tonight, we have elizabeth warren, the senate candidate in massachusetts and then leading in to president clinton. what do you expect from both speeches? >> well, elizabeth warren's speech has been... put out. i have seen it. i don't think it will surprise anyone. she, like sandra fluke, will be a big hero and a big -- will
-- bill hemmer. >> michelle obama has testified to barack obama, her husband, the man. and bill clinton talked about the last four years and the record. they are counting on the fot talk about the next four years, where he will take the country. one of the things thalt obama campaign says is that they feel that barack obama -- rather mitt romney made a big mistake by not talking more specifically about his plan. they say barack obama won't make that same mistake in his speech and he will speak in great detail about where he would take the country. they have laid out a set of goals. here's the problem. i brought with me a copy of the speech that barack obama made four years ago, during the convention in 2008 and an awful lot of what you are going to hear sounds awfully familiar to what he said four years ago. tonight, you are going to hear barack obama say he wants to cut net oil exports in half, or imports, rather, in half by 2020. well, four years ago, he promised to end the dependence on mid-east oil by 2018. tonight he is going to talk about recruiting 100,000 math and scienc
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girls and the president of the united states of america, barack obama! [cheering] [cheering] [cheering] >> thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you so much. [crowd chanting four more years] thank you so much. thank you. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. michelle... i love you so much. i few nights ago, everybody was reminded just what a lucky man i am. molia and sash awe are so proud of you. and, yes, you do have to go to school in the morning. and, joe biden, thank you for being the very best vice-president i could have ever hoped for and being a strong and loyal friend. [cheering] madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states! [cheering] now, the first time i addressed this convention, in 2004, i was a younger man. a senate candidate from illinois who spoke about hope. not blind optimism, not wishful being, but hope in the face of difficulty. hope in the face of uncertainty. that dogged faith in the future which has pushed this nation forward even when the odds are great. even when the road is long. eight years later, that hope ha
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